Teshay Makeda

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This gorgeous woman is talented singer Teshay Makeda. Makeda was born in south London and raised in a Rastafarian household. Her upbringing has also influenced her styles in music which have elements of reggae, roots, soul, funk and rock to name a few.
Through her music, Teshay spreads Rastafari livity through her feminine energy. She has a Self Titled EP out Teshay Makeda which she promotes and distributes on the various showcases she does around the UK. Teshay Makeda is currently writing her first album.
Coming from a musical background, Teshay Makeda has been singing since the age of seven which started on showcases on The Twelve Tribes of Israel and being part of the school choir. At the age of Ten, she joined Vocal Zones Productions where she was vocally trained amongst other things which really improved her performance ability. These foundations have molded her into the artist that she is today.

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Clarification Needed:Real Conscious Sistas vs Fake Bohemian Women(Part 1)

This is a video by Tariq Nasheed. Tariq is a film producer/author/pick up artist.  In this video he talks about the fake Bohemian chicks.   I’ve heard this  term before.   Sometimes they are called fake conscious women,Hotep Hos and wannabe deep mystical women.  Tariq even calls them Herbal Tea chicks.  Yes he likes to be funny at times.  I guess he sees himself as a comedian.  Well he believes that most of them are freaks in bed and they all smoke weed.  He says whether they are black or white women.  Most of the white women I’ve seen who dress up like Rastafarians and wear their hair in “gold locks”  are just trying to sleep with black men.  White people look so silly trying to wear braids and locks in their hair.  But that’s another subject.  One thing I hate is broad generalizations.  Most of the sistas I meet who are Afrocentric  are not freaky whores.  I don’t think that’s an accurate description at all.  I will admit that many of them do wear their hair natural,many are vegan(not all),shop at farmers markets,into holistic health and like different oils and shea butter.  But so what?  There’s nothing wrong with wanting a healthier lifestyle  and wearing natural hair.

I love this natural hair video.  It showcases some lovely sistas.  I think this whole natural hair movement is a great thing.  I think it shows that black women don’t want to conform to European standards of beauty.  And this hair revolution has really caught on in the black conscious community.  I think we need to get rid of sick terms like “good hair”.  They are self destructive terms that instill anti-blackness.  Good hair is healthy hair. And I think we as black men should see this as a good thing that more black women are embracing their natural African-textured hair.  Most of the conscious women I’ve met have been down to earth decent sistas.  Most are not judgmental or mean spirited.  Most I’ve met have been very friendly and happy to meet a brother that has knowledge of self.  I’ve had great discussions with sistas about racism,feminism,misogyny,healthy diet,unemployment and the prison system. I don’t think we should make blanket statements about people like that.  I don’t think we should be poking fun at people gaining knowledge of self. They should be given props for putting forth the effort.

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I’ve had conscious sistas tell me they admire women like Marimba Ani,Frances Cress Welsing,Sister Souljah,Harriet Tubman,Betty Shabazz and Assata Shakur.  I think it’s a beautiful thing when black women can look up to sistas who tried to uplift our people.   I don’t think brothers should feel intimidated by the achievements of black women.   It doesn’t mean they are anti-men at all.  There’s no need to say they hate men or that they’re lesbians.   I realize that there are some black feminists that do honestly hate men.  I know because I have chatted with many of them on social media. But most sistas  I meet are not that way.  Also I think many of them have just been hurt by men in the past.  And it’s really sadness that they feel and it eventually turns into anger. Black women have a right to discuss their pain and suffering.  It’s okay for a sista to have an opinion. And we as black men should be open to hearing their voice.  The pain that many black women feel comes from the fact that many feel no one cares about them.  There are many memes on the internet that make fun of them.   By ignorant black men no less. Many calling their hair ugly and nappy.  And I’ve seen memes that poke fun at dark skinned women. I will be addressing this hatred of dark skin in an upcoming post. This is really anti-blackness at it’s core.  So I don’t think it’s funny to make fun of my conscious sistas. At least they’re putting forth the effort to learn about African culture,history and the greatness that is in our bloodline.  If anything we should be saluting these black women.  Not calling them fake Bohemian chicks.  It’s the same thing when they generalize conscious brothers as “fake hoteps” That will be addressed in part two.

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I just want all my conscious pro-black sistas to know that I love you.  Keep reading your African history books, eating vegan,burning incense,shopping at farmers markets,wearing headwraps and listening to Lauryn Hill  and Erykah Badu music.  Keep doing your thing!  Embrace your inner beauty as well as your outer beauty.  And know that you truly are the physical manifestation of God.  I applaud my sistas trying to better themselves and showing young black girls a better past.  Many conscious sistas were on the wrong path themselves and don’t want to see the younger generation make the same mistakes.  As we all know in African culture the mother is the first teacher. It’s really shame that we make fun of those who are trying to seek higher knowledge.  That shows how deep this anti-blackness goes.  We are  a damaged people and in need of healing.  So I leave you with this great video by Queen Afua. She speaks about the need for healing.  Which we really need right now. And no she is not some fake wannabe conscious woman.  She is the REAL deal.  Peace to all my sistas.  I love you. ❤

Hempress Sativa- Kushite Love

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I listen to a couple of different reggae artists. When I was searching for some music on Youtube I stumbled upon this beautiful  sista. This is a beautiful live performance. Her name is Hempress Sativa. I had never heard of her before. The title of the song immediately caught my attention for obvious reasons.lol  I knew I had to feature her on my blog.  I think this may become the new anthem for Kushite Kingdom!

A little  background on this talented woman.

Kerida Johnson known as Hempress Sativa was born to Rastafarian parents Doris-Ray Johnson and legendary Jamaican Selector /Musician Albert ‘Ilawi Malawi’ Johnson of the Jah Love Sound System. It was her exposure to music at home that sharpened her skills and has manifested today in her expressive writing and delivery.Hempress Sativa, who has been performing since the age of 13, with lyrics spiritedly influenced by her Rastafarian culture, as conveyed in her song “Judgement” in which she begins by chanting “No More Illusion, Rastafari is real …. Her music although generally rooted in traditional reggae rhythms, also at times, crosses genres and may reflect traces of Rhythm and Blues, African and even Hip-Hop influences as evident in the Anthem “Jah Have Mi Back”. Singles such as “Get High” and “Children of the Emperor” have been creating a buzz both locally and internationally, exemplifying her musical agility as a melodic singer and a lyrically skilled DJ. Sativa lists her musical favourites as Sade, Sister Carol and Ijahman Levi, to name few.She has worked with artists such as Micah Shemaiah, Sugarcane and the East village pharmacy, Bread (from Chalice) and producer Jahnoi Nunes. Dubbed “Hempress Sativa: Your Highness”, she intends on premiering her Ep in 2013, then the Album to be titled “UnconqueRebel Lioness” which is already near completion for its debut in the later part of said year.An artiste to definitely watch, after an electrifying performance at the recently held Revel Salute 2013 earlier this year-listen out for her latest single “Marching Outta Babylon” produced by J.O.E/ Flow factory and her feature in Backayard Magazine for the upcoming issue of 2013.Hempress Sativa is an extraordinary young talent, propelling Jamaican music into the future while strongly remaining rooted in a traditional foundation that makes her music timeless.

King Lo the Rastar speaks on murders,massacres and mind control


King Lo speaks on the recent Connecticut shooting,gun control,mass media and how things are not always what they seem. He brings out a lot of truth in this video. Much respect to King Lo for bringing truth to the people!